Gym goers, listen up: The Rock has added to his fitness fashion line with a pair of workout-ready JBL headphones.
Hollywood's highest paid actor has once again teamed up with Under Armor for the Project Rock Over-Ear Training cans, designed to be used in a busy gym environment and, obviously, to make you feel as powerful as the 270-pound former wrestler himself.
But as well as simply being branded with the star’s Brahma Bull insignia, the headphones – which are essentially an updated version of a similar JBL model released back in 2018 – actually boast some pretty impressive audio features, too.
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For starters, they pack active noise-cancelling (ANC) tech and a 45-hour battery life. Most of the best noise-cancelling headphones in our buying guide don’t rock anywhere near that level of endurance, with most over-ear models – including our top pick, the Sony WH-1000XM4 – packing around 30 hours on a full charge.
What’s more, Under Armour claims The Rock’s latest cans also sport a speed charging feature that allows users to get two hours of playback time in just five minutes. Again, that’s a faster charge time than most of the best headphones out there right now.
Evidently, though, the Project Rock Over-Ear Training headphones are designed with fitness fanatics in mind, hence their IPX4 sweat-resistance rating, extra headband grip and washable supervent materials on their fast-drying ear cushions.
They’re not cheap, mind. At $299.95 / £232.00 (around AU$410), these running headphones are in a similar price category to those at the top of our buying guides – but at least you’ll feel like a beast, right?
Building his brand
As if The Rock needed to line his pockets any further, the Hollywood A-lister’s latest headphones arrive in tandem with his Under Armour-branded running shoes and sweat-activated graphic T-shirts.
The former are pretty self-explanatory – they’re foam-based workout trainers, basically – but the latter are blank vests and T-shirts that reveal motivational messages when exposed to moisture.
Now, we’re no personal trainers, but we’re pretty sure we’d keep that novelty quiet if we were having a slow day in the gym.
The entirety of The Rock’s new workout collection is available now at Under Armour’s official website.
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